In Pursuit of Valis: Selections from the Exegesis by Philip K. Dick, Lawrence Sutin

By Philip K. Dick, Lawrence Sutin

The pre-"Exegesis of Philip okay. Dick".
For those people who are curious, wish to see substitute perspectives of PKD's "Exegesis", or those who don't desire to delve into the long "Exegesis..." itself.

Synopsis:
Excerpts from the past due technological know-how fiction writer's own magazine comprise autobiographical fabric in addition to discussions of mystical reviews, philosophical hypothesis, reviews on his fictional works, and plot outlines.

Contents:
Preface: at the Exegesis Of Philip ok. Dick via Lawrence Sutin
Introduction: Wrestling with Angels: the paranormal Dillema of Philip K.Dick through Jay Kinney
A PKD Chronology
One: Direct bills of private Experience
Two: Theoretical Explanations
Three: On His Writing ideas and the artistic Quest jor Truth
Four: Interpretations of His personal Works
Five: Plot Outlines and Explorations for Works-in-Progress
Six: Political and Ecological Concerns
Seven: Self-Examinations
Eight: 3 final Parables
Afterword: I comprehend Philip okay. Dick by way of Terence McKenna
List Of PKD Works pointed out (With Dates Of First Publication)
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Variously called "heavenly" or "free" divinities, these powers affect everyone in a like manner.  They manifest in domestic contexts and are more numerous than the spiritual agents.  This earthly category of suprahuman phenomena actually defines the world of Nilotic possession and divination and thus is the focus of discussion in this essay.  The afflicted individual and the community to which he or she belongs commonly are transformed significantly by the experience.  Evans­Pritchard 1956:63–105).

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At length all the man's property is expended, he being still ill; and they no longer know what to do, for he has no more cattle, and his friends help him in such things as he needs. ' It is for that reason and no other that he does not get well.  And people begin to see that he has had what is good given to him.  he habitually sheds tears, at first slight, and at last he weeps aloud, and in the middle of the night, when the people are asleep, he is heard making a noise, and wakes the people by singing; he has composed a song, and men and women awake and go to sing in concert with him.

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